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The Irish Muhammad Ali?

By niallharbison

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Sports fans will recognise Muhammad Ali as possibly the greatest sports person ever. You could make a case for Pele, Sienna or Tiger. They are sports people who are bigger characters and transcend not just sport but life in general. In Ireland we have Keano, Katie and Rory to clutch to on the world stage. One that most people don't see coming is Connor McGregor. UFC fighter and champion trash talker. He'll be the star of 2015 not just in Ireland but globally. If you believe what the people in the know have been saying on the street McGregor will have a fight next summer in Ireland in front of 80,000 people. I've heard that the Aviva was considered but as his reputation grows the contracts have been inked on the ultimate venue... Croker. McGregor who is the ultimate show man and does business even better than he fights just let the cat out of the bag with the tweet below. You always need an angle and who could forget that Ali fought in Croker in 1972. What are the odds on Ali sitting ringside cheering on the new champion? Get ready folks, the biggest sports story of 2015 will be happening in Croker as the country comes to a standstill. If you are looking for me I'm off booking flights to Boston and trying to blag a ticket for the warm up in January. This is going to be big. 



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